DATS was founded in 2000 by a group of enthusiasts who were so impressed by a visiting tango show, Tango Pasión, that they decided: We want to do that too!
DATS first home was in the Turk’s Head pub in Parliament Street near City Hall. Over the years DATS has migrated through a number of venues – first Mother Redcap’s off High Street, followed by The Castle Inn on Christchurch Place, the Pillar Room of the Rotunda, The Belvedere Lounge in Great Denmark Street, Arthur’s Pub near Guinness’s Brewery, The Bar 51 in Haddington Road, The Arlington Hotel in Lord Edward Street, before finally returning to its original home in the Turk’s Head.
DATS is a successful tango society, running classes and milongas on Sundays and Tuesdays, with special events during the year, including the Mansion House Ball in the Lord Mayor’s official residence in late Spring, Summer outdoor tango at the bandstand in St. Stephen’s Green and a Grand Winter Ball.
DATS is a voluntary society owned and managed entirely by its members, who currently number over 100.